|HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C - Feb. 25, 1999--Hilton Head Island's
legendary Hilton Oceanfront Resort, a top-rated hotel and conference center
for 15 years, just got better.
The landmark resort recently completed a $5.5-million makeover that included the total renovation and redecoration of the hotel's 295 rooms and 28 suites.
The hotel's Business Center and meeting rooms also have been updated with the latest in audio-visual and communications technology to better serve business and vacation travelers.
"We wanted to modernize our facilities without altering the classic character of the resort," said General Manager Joseph Rodriguez. "Now, even more than before, you can take care of business and have a wonderful vacation at a luxury resort at the same time."
The first "condominium hotel" in the country, the Hilton is owned by more than 200 individual investors, and is managed by Atlantic Resort Managers. It continues to be one of the premiere oceanfront properties on Hilton Head Island.
"The unique atmosphere and ambiance of our property has made us one of the most popular resorts on the island," said Atlantic Resort President Robert Onorato, who has been a Hilton Head Islander for more than 20 years. "We've retained that special, one-of-a-kind quality, only new and improved."
Originally named Mariners Inn, the Hilton Oceanfront Resort opened in 1983 and was franchised by Hilton in 1992. A long-time favorite of both islanders and visitors who enjoyed the resort during Hilton Head's early, formative years, it has undergone several renovations to ensure guests receive only the highest quality service and amenities.
"The resort has always represented the very best of what Hilton Head
has to offer," Onorato said. "We're continuing that tradition by making
sure that while the character of our unique resort remains the same, our
facilities keep pace with the passage of time. With this
The oversized suite-style rooms -- the largest found anywhere in the island -- were redecorated by Designers II of Atlanta with eclectic appointments and comfortable furnishings. Every detail, from the vibrant color scheme to the crown molding, was selected to create a distinctive, but casual ambiance. All of the guestrooms have fully equipped kitchenettes with new glossy white cabinetry, microwave ovens, refrigerators and coffee makers.
Separate dining and parlor areas allow guests to stretch out without
stepping out of their room. Guestrooms also are equipped with ceiling fans,
double-sink vanities and remote-controlled cable television. Desk/work
centers are furnished with voice mail, data
Each guestroom also comes with its own private balcony overlooking picturesque gardens or the wide beaches of the Atlantic coast.
"When visiting the newly renovated resort guests will be delighted with
the luxurious changes," Rodriguez stated. "The rooms were designed to reflect
the lush, semi-tropical atmosphere that makes the Carolina Lowcountry one
of the most beautiful spots on the
The resort's Business Center also was updated to provide guests with cutting-edge corporate services, including Internet access, high-tech communications equipment and administrative support.
A host of exciting activities are offered for individuals as well as groups and range from ecological tours and beach activities to water sports and a full recreation program for children. Some of the best outlet shopping in the South is found around the area, and coupled with Hilton Head's unique boutique shopping offers something for everyone.
Improvements also were made to the Hilton Oceanfront Resort Fitness Center and Health Club. The indoor exercise room has been furnished with advanced aerobic and circuit weight equipment.
The resort's outdoor heated family and exclusive "Adults Only" swimming pool areas were revamped as well.
Other enhancements include the restoration of the hotel's boardwalk, a favorite with visitors who enjoy its meandering lagoons, koi ponds and lush tropical landscaping.
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